Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMUHB)
ABMUHB serves a large area of Wales with a population of approximately 500,000 residents. In recent years, they have seen an increase in the number of patients receiving Homecare Medicines, which are hospital-prescribed medicines to treat chronic and stable conditions that are administered to the patient at home, reducing the need for hospital visits. At present, all medicines in Wales are purchased from a for-profit company.
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board have been awarded £30,000 to model a not-for-profit Community Interest Company for NHS Wales to dispense and deliver high-cost medicines directly to patients in their own homes and test the use of technology to improve efficiency in the pharmacy service.